Google Drive Gmail Integration is Way Cool!
A recent update to Gmail on the web now allows you to send any and all attachments that you receive via email straight to Google Drive. You don’t even have to leave your email. You can send it straight to My Drive or you can specify the exact folder that you want the file to be in. This is a huge timesaver for those people who receive attachments often and want to store those in their Drive. Want to see it in action? Check out this brief video!
For more information, head on down to the Google Drive Blog for the full rundown of the update.
Gmail Update on iPad – There is a great new update to the Gmail App ion iOS. Check out these screenshots to see what is new! If you haven’t updated yet, now is the time! Click on the pictures for a larger, clearer view of the screenshots!
Fullscreen Mode Puts Messages Front and Center
Navigation Bar Has a Whole New Look!
Easily Search for your Messages
We all get them…nasty spam emails that have absolutly nothing to do with anything work related. Want to know how to get rid of them? How to keep them from showing up in your inbox again? This is the video for you.
In this video, you’ll learn how to keep unwanted emails out of your inbox by marking as spam, unsubscribing, or creating custom filters.
One word…. Lifesaver! This Gmail lab is one of the best things you can turn on in your email. Forget to include something in your email, accidentally hit send, send to the wrong person…. these are all mistakes that can be easily remedied by turning on Undo-Send in your Gmail Lab section. Here is a quick video to show you how!
We all get Google Drive documents that are shared with us on a regular basis. With a few seconds of work, you can now stay right in your inbox and get a preview of the file that has been shared with you. Check out the video below to see how to enable this great Gmail Lab!
This is a handy way to keep your list of labels clean and tidy. Rather than always having a huge list of labels on the left hand side of your inbox, you can make it so that your labels only show up if you have unread emails that are tagged as such. This is a great way to keep your inbox clutter free.
When Gmail introduced the new compose window, there were many people who were not to happy about the change. Many people complained that it was to small and that they didn’t like the compressed layout of the toolbar at the bottom of the window. Well Gmail listened and has come out with an update that will allow you to set your compose window to full screen by default if that’s what floats your boat. Its really easy to turn on.
Here’s how to turn on full screen compose by default.
1. Click Compose.
2. In the compose window, click on the arrow in the bottom left to pop up the menu.
3. Click on “Default to full screen”
4. You are done!
Now any time that you click on compose, you will get a full screen window to type your messages in. If you wish to go back to the other window, just reverse this process and you will be back to having a smaller compose window.
Here is a video walkthrough of the process.
Sometimes you just need a little more room on the left side of your email. Maybe this is due to an abundance of labels, maybe you just like a less cluttered look. If this is the case, moving your chat box to the right hand side of your email screen can be beneficial for you! Watch the short video below to see how to enable this handy feature.
This little Gmail hack is one of the easiest ways to keep your inbox clear of unnecessary clutter. When you are replying to an email, this Gmail setting puts a Send and Archive button so that after you send your email, it is put out of you inbox. Of course, your email can still be found by searching, labeling your email or going to All Mail.
Here is a quick video on how to enable the send and archive button.
Want to learn more about archiving your email in Gmail? Click here to see the Google Support page on archiving.
Authentication icon for verified senders is a Gmail Lab that will attempt to authenticate certain senders as being verified. This will typically work from companies that send a lot of email to Gmail users. This can include services like Ebay, Netflix, banks, etc… This is what it will look like when a verified email comes into your mailbox.
Those little keys next to the Netflix name indicate that Google knows that this email is actually from the verified sender Netflix. If you were to receive an email from a person trying to pretend to be Netflix in order to gain access to your account, this key would hopefully not be present. While not 100% foolproof, it is at least one more easy step that we can take to help safeguard our digital lives.
How to Set Up…
1. In your email, click on the gear icon on the top right of the screen.
2. Click on Labs.
3. Scroll down until you see Authentication Icon for Verified Sender. Click enable.
4. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.
5. Your mail will reload and you are done!
If you have any questions or problems setting up this service, please let me know.